Edward II

Overview

Now available on DVD for the first time ever comes Ian McKellen's breakthrough performance as Edward II from the 1969 Edinburgh Festival! The BBC broadcast of this critically lauded production caused a sensation with its uncompromised portrayal of Edward's sexuality, including the first kiss between two men on British television. Christopher Marlowe's play is remarkably modern. It is perhaps surprising to realize that his sensuous and poetic depiction of love between two men is 400 years old. Edward II is a ...
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Overview

Now available on DVD for the first time ever comes Ian McKellen's breakthrough performance as Edward II from the 1969 Edinburgh Festival! The BBC broadcast of this critically lauded production caused a sensation with its uncompromised portrayal of Edward's sexuality, including the first kiss between two men on British television. Christopher Marlowe's play is remarkably modern. It is perhaps surprising to realize that his sensuous and poetic depiction of love between two men is 400 years old. Edward II is a flawed ruler, his reign marred by civil strife and rebellion, but it was his love life that ultimately turned the nobles against the king. The play begins with the return from exile of Edward's favorite courtier, Gaveston (James Laurenson). Edward's devotion to Gaveston, and his stubborn refusal to give him up, is at the heart of the play's tragedy.
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Special Features

The Marlowe Inquest" Christpher Marlowe died in Deptford, Kent, in 1593, in a tavern brawl.Despite the verdict of an inquest held that year, mystery still surrounds his death
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 883929069583
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 82,827

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian McKellen Edward II
James Laurenson Gaveston
Diane Fletcher
Paul Hardwick
Timothy West
Technical Credits
Richard Marquand Director
Toby Robertson Director
Mark Shivas Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edward II
1. Chapter 1 [9:45]
2. Chapter 2 [9:13]
3. Chapter 3 [12:24]
4. Chapter 4 [10:49]
5. Chapter 5 [9:04]
6. Chapter 6 [9:05]
7. Chapter 7 [6:09]
8. Chapter 8 [3:47]
9. Chapter 9 [12:03]
10. Chapter 10 [9:14]
11. Chapter 11 [14:49]
12. Chapter 12 [2:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Edward II
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   The Marlowe Inquest
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